White-collared Pigeon Columba albitorques
(aka Ethiopian Rock-pigeon)
White-collared Pigeon, Gemesa Geden, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

January 2016

The White-collared Pigeon is endemic to Ethiopia and Eritrea where it is found at between 1,800 and 4,200 metres. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. They feed on open grassland and agricultural areas and can be seen in rocky areas and in towns and villages.

White-collared Pigeon, Bale Mountains, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image A large, highland pigeon with a white collar on the hindneck and two rows of black spots on the wing coverts. The bill is black with a whitish cere. In flight it shows white patches on the primary coverts.

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